It's been a while since John and I had a new cosplay to show you guys, so I think it's time for a new Sneak Peek! (... which you Instagram followers have already had a few sneak peeks of. Heh.)
And if that isn't ringing any bells, here, watch this:
Heck, watch it anyway; The Knights Who Say Ni never get old. :D
For those who can't watch a video right now, here's the shot that matters:
This is a project John and I thought would be super fast and super easy, buuuut....
... not so much.
So something like 15 prototypes later, we FINALLY have what we *think* is the correct helmet shape:
This is our first time working with EVA foam, and even the horns are a thinner craft foam. The horns are held on with magnets, too, for easy transport and storage. The paint job is still a work in progress, but I think we're getting pretty close.
The goal is to have a bunch of these done in time for Dragon Con this year - and ultimately, to even have a template I can share with you guys, in case you want to join our merry band of shrubbery collectors. :) (John also plans to be the big tall guy on stilts, but one helmet at a time!)
We're a bit stumped on something, though, so maybe one of you can help:
See that trim around the eye slit on the right helmet?
That's also foam - a type of insulation trim cut in half - and the shape and size are perfect, but the texture is way too rough to pass for metal.
Spackle and caulk won't stick to it - it's spongey, so they just crack off - but we need to smooth out that texture. Any ideas? Right now my only thought is Worbla, but we've never worked with that before, and it's quite pricey.
Alternatively, any ideas for something *else* we could use to make that trim? It has to flex a little, so no clay or wood.
Anyhoo, suggestions and/or Much Rejoicing are welcome in the comments!
Now, let's announce the winners of my Prince tribute pendants!
So, the winner of the white dove pendant is: Melanie Wood
And the winner of the 5-bead pendant is: Renee (of The Crown Of Beauty)
Congrats, ladies, and please e-mail me your mailing addresses!